Charles B. Aycock’s David McIver

Charles B. Aycock’s David McIver, center, signs his letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Charleston.

On Friday afternoon a member of the “Norwayne nine” took the opportunity to sign his letter of intent to play college soccer.

David McIver will take his skills on the soccer pitch to the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia.

“It’s another goal that I have to work toward,” McIver said. “It’s a little bit of a relief, but at the same time it’s a little bit of pressure to keeping working hard.”

Charleston was one of McIver’s top choices during the recruiting process, and he said a visit to the school sealed the deal.

“I went on a visit there, and I practiced with the team, and I really enjoyed it,” McIver said. “I liked the coaching staff, and it was just a cool environment, I liked the city of Charleston.

“It was between Charleston and Gardner-Webb, and I picked Charleston because the city and coaches stood out to me.”

A leader on and off the field, McIver has played soccer all his life. He is continuously working on his craft, skills and technical ability to become a better soccer player.

“Probably around middle school is when I started wanting to play soccer in college,” McIver said.

McIver, who plans to major in business administration, will have no problem finding a role on the Golden Eagles team.

Charleston plays in the Mountain East Conference and is one of the top DII soccer programs. Over the past two seasons, the Golden Eagles have a 39-2-4 record and won the 2017 DII National Championship.

McIver will graduate from at C.B. Aycock in a couple of months and looks forward to heading to college, and he will take many fond memories of his teammates and playing high school soccer with him.

“It’s been fun playing with those boys,” McIver said. “Every time we play, we have fun, and we enjoy each other’s company. We hang out all the time, and there’s been a lot of good memories.”